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Man shot multiple times at East Side grocery store

Kansas City police investigate shooting at Wild Woody’s Happy Foods

Kansas City police were called out to the Wild Woody’s Happy Foods market parking lot in the 4000 block of East 31st Street Saturday, March 16, to investigate a shooting. A man was shot multiple times, police said.
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Kansas City police were called out to the Wild Woody’s Happy Foods market parking lot in the 4000 block of East 31st Street Saturday, March 16, to investigate a shooting. A man was shot multiple times, police said.

A man was seriously injured after he was shot multiple times outside Wild Woody’s Happy Foods market Saturday evening, Kansas City police said.

Police were called to investigate the shooting after 6 p.m. in the 4000 block of East 31st Street on Saturday.

The shooting happened in the parking lot near an SUV and a car where several evidence markers were placed later.

Police said the victim, a man in his 40s, was sitting in the SUV when the suspect approached and fired multiple rounds into the vehicle.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Another person who was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting was not injured.

Police have released no suspect information, and no arrests have been announced.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kansas City Police Department Assault Squad at 816-234-5227 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-8477.

About a half hour after shots were fired outside Happy Foods, police responded to a second, unrelated shooting call near 21st and Summit streets.

Police said in that incident, the suspect and victim were arguing when the suspect pulled a gun out and shot the victim in the leg.

The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The suspect was taken into custody in that case.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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